I sent The Truth About Truman off to my editor! That was about five minutes ago and already I’m thinking of all the sections I maybe should’ve gone back and looked at “one more time.” No…like I said yesterday, I’ve just been tweaking these last couple of days. I haven’t made MAJOR changes. There’s no point doing more of that until I know what the people at AW want tweaked. Or changed.

So now what? Well…I get to do another Boxcar Children book (yay! that’s a way better assignment than some I took last year…maybe I’ll keep my freelance work to Boxcar books and classroom plays…those are good assignments, too! other than that, I’m going to just concentrate on my own writing…)

Maybe I’ll nudge Peachtree about that sequel…are we doing that or not? It sure sounded like we were last fall, but I haven’t heard a word since I sent the actual proposal. I did get another letter from a fan of Do You Know the Monkey Man today (this one was an actual letter with an envelope and stamp rather than an e-mail — how did she get my address, anyway??? It didn’t go through the publisher…). This girl also thinks there needs to be a sequel to Do You Know the Monkey Man, and like the girl who e-mailed me a couple days ago, she proposed a title for the sequel: Who is this Monkey Man?. What she wants the sequel to be about is EXACTLY where I’m planning to go…

Then I have this YA novel…I’ve started it. I actually started it fifteen years ago. But I think I scared the agent I had at that time. It deals with a uh, pretty controversial subject, and at that time, she told me she didn’t “have a prayer” of selling something like that. So I asked my current agent about it earlier this week. Current Agent LIKES it and wants to see what I have so far. So, maybe I’ll pull that out again…I should also get back to I am Anna Winkler

I did it!!!!

3 thoughts on “I did it!!!!

  • February 8, 2007 at 3:51 am

    Good luck! With both the just-sent book and the YA. I spent 12 years (not continuously) writing the YA that became my first YA sale, so these things can work out! 🙂

    • February 8, 2007 at 8:04 pm

      Wow, really? That’s encouraging…Maybe this will be my first YA sale, too? I keep trying to write YA, but then the book turns into an “upper MG” instead of a YA. There’s no way this one would turn into a MG.

      • February 8, 2007 at 8:30 pm

        I found I had to go through the whole writing learning curve all over again when I decided to write YA, so yeah, it can take a frustratingly long time!


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